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The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies (CBS), formerly known as the Department of Chinese, Translation and Interpretation, was established in 1988. Our department is one of the leading academic departments in Asia that studies Chinese and its interaction with English. It addresses real-life language issues in a bilingual society. As a department with two undergraduate programmes, several taught postgraduate programmes, and a PhD programme, CBS has come a long way and is now a widely recognised innovative pioneer in establishing academic programmes that are underpinned by our research while meeting the demands in society. 


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Accompanied by PolyU’s President Prof. Teng Jin-Guang, Dr. the Hon. Christine Choi Yuk-lin, Secretary for Education, visited CBS Speech and Language Sciences Laboratory on 5 September. The visit was also joined by Ms. Michelle Li Mei-sheung (Permanent Secretary for Education), Mr. Jeff Sze Chun-fai (Under Secretary for Education), Dr. Yao Yao (Acting Dean, Faculty of Humanities), Dr. Zhang Caicai (Associate Professor, Department of Chinese and Bi

6 Sep 2022

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Congratulations to our Prof. William S-Y. WANG, Chair Professor of Language and Cognitive Sciences, for being elected as 2023 Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). LSA Fellow is a prestigious recognition of a member's contributions to the discipline, and up to eight members of the Society may be named Fellows each year.   Founded in 1924, LSA aims at advancing the scientific study of language and its applications. It plays a critical

19 Aug 2022

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Trained by the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies (CBS) and the Department of English and Communication (ENGL), the Hong Kong student representatives have achieved excellent results in the Nineteenth International Linguistics Olympiad (19th IOL), held at Isle of Man on 25-29 July 2022. Competing with 184 contestants from 50 teams, the four-member team has won one silver medal and one bronze medal in the individual contest, and an Honorar

9 Aug 2022


Ms MAN Cheuk Lam, Year 1 student of BA (Hons) in Linguistics and Translation (BALT), was awarded the prestigious HSBC Hong Kong Scholarship (HK$50,000) in recognition of her outstanding academic performance and active contribution in community services in Hong Kong. Congratulations!

24 Jun 2022

CBS PhD student Miss. ZENG Weixin won the first prize in the 7th Paper Competition of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Postgraduate Academic Exchanges in Foreign Languages and Translation Studies 2022. Co-organised by Guangdong Society of Foreign Languages, Guangdong Provincial Foreign Literature Association, Hong Kong Translation Society and Sun Yat-sen University, the competition has received 254 thesis submissions from 86 universities across the

16 Jun 2022

Postgraduate translation competition

CBS Assistant Professor Dr. CHEN Si has been awarded the PolyU Young Innovative Researcher Award (YIRA) 2022, with her research focus on “Robot-assisted training for children with autism spectrum disorder”. Multilingual and multimodal robot-assisted training programs have been developed to improve the use of speech prosody and cross-domain emotion recognition of autistic children in Hong Kong. The PolyU Young Innovative Researcher Award (YIRA) is

14 Jun 2022

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Ms. LEE Nok Sze Eunice, a CBS Minor in Korean student has won the champion prize in the 6th Korean Consul General Cup Korean Speech Contest. The prestigious contest is hosted annually by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea and the Korean Cultural Center in Hong Kong. The prizewinner is nominated to represent Hong Kong in the speech contest organized by the King Sejong Institute Foundation to be held in Korea this October. Congratulatio

9 Jun 2022

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Congratulations to our undergraduate students MA Jianfei (BALT Year 1 student) and LIN Meishan (BACBS Year 3 student) for winning the first-class awards in the China Young Translators’ Contest (B Category). Organized by China Translation Corporation, the biggest state-level enterprise of language services in China, the competition has attracted over 10,000 participants, including students of over 1,600 local and overseas schools, language profess

31 May 2022


CBS Associate Professor Dr. ZHANG Caicai’s project has been awarded the prestigious fund by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), under the Young Scientist category of the National Major Project on Brain Science. The funded project is entitled “Neurocognitive markers for typical language development and language disorders in children: A longitudinal study based on long-term memory, sleep and brain development”. The MOST’s National Ma

24 May 2022


(The English version is available after the Chinese version.)   在中文及雙語學系(本系)推動下,香港理工大學(理大)於2022年9月7日與中國外文局全國翻譯專業資格(水平)考試(CATTI)項目管理中心簽訂合作協議,成為香港首個獲官方認可的CATTI考點,並由本系負責考場設置及考務管理等事宜。 CATTI於2003年推出,是唯一納入中國國家職業資格制度的語言類考試,合格者可獲國家認證的「中華人民共和國翻譯專業資格(水平)證書」。CATTI的翻譯專業資格認證備受全國廣泛認可,去年全年累計報考人數逾35萬,是對參試人員口譯或筆譯雙語互譯能力和水準的評價與認定。 本系自1988年成立以來,一直致力提升本港中英文專業翻譯的水平。除提供與翻譯相關的本科及碩士課程外,本系翻譯研究中心亦為CATTI的指定培訓中心,為考生提供中英文的筆譯及口譯訓練。隨著理大成為本港首個CATTI考點,本系將繼續積極培育本地語言及翻譯人才,促進翻譯專業在本地

8 Sep 2022


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